The McLaren named for a small copier/fax machine (Don’t write letters), the MP4-12C, has been officially axed.
“Following the temporary suspension of 12C and 12C Spider production, McLaren Automotive confirms that a six month order bank of the McLaren 650S has already been built and, as a result, the McLaren Production Centre will now focus completely on producing the McLaren 650S moving forward,” a McLaren spokesman told Top Gear.
The -12C was McLaren’s first production car since the F1 of the 1990s. Just because it is ceasing its third and bottom-end model doesn’t mean a slowdown for the British supercar brand.
We’re sad to see the -12C go. But we’re even more excited about its new brand brethren.